Richboro Pennsylvania Golf Courses

Northampton Valley Country Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
Northampton Valley Country Club -- acceptable course considering easy tee times
Review by: Crusher I showed up as a single on a Saturday in July at about 10:00 a.m. I was sent out within 10 minutes, and played 18 in about 3 1/2 hours. The course was in generally good shape. The layout is a bit of a neighborhood course, winding through some townhomes, and with several street crossings between holes. I never like this sort of hole to hole distance, but it wasn't too bad. I think the traps and landscaping could be improved quite a bit. There are some long par 4's and testy par 3's for the average golfer. I played the tips, as a 7 handicapper, and shot an 80. Typically, I'd say that's about a fair course. With some improved asthetics, I think this could be a nice course. Many of the holes, considered on their own, are nice holes. All in all, I'll call it a 3 out of 5 stars because it's better than all those cow pasture courses out there.
From Houston, TX USA

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Dauphin Highlands Golf Course -- Dauphin Highlands: Promise and Unrealized Potential
Review by: Reed H. Galinac Having grown up about a driver and a wedge from DH (two generations of my family are buried across the street from No. 11), I can tell you that DH is the area's greatest golfing paradox. Here's a championship calibre layout (playing 7,000+ from the tips) of unlimited potential in a superb location...maintained and managed like Tin Cup's dusty driving range. Every time I play here I end up shaking my head in wonder -- like how a course of such high challenge and enjoyability can have such poorly manicured greens. They've NEVER been maintained in a manner befitting the course, and, according to my aching back after every round here, DH has to rank first in the area in unrepaired ball marks. (How can players who have access to such a beautiful course treat it like a beginner's par three?) As for amenities, the clubhouse complex was once the home of the Bethlehem Steel Management Club and hosted countless weddings, dances, etc. So with such ready-made facilities, one could only assume that in its 10-year history, the course has developed into a dining/event destination even for the non-golfing public, right? WRONG. This past August, my buddy and I made the turn at about 6:30 pm on a glorious 90 degree summer evening, only to find the bar shuttered and dark. Say what? Despite its flaws, DH continues to be worth playing, especially when compared to over-rated, over-played West Shore courses like Armitage, which can't carry DH's bag. With the attention and management it deserves, DH would vie for billing as the area's best public course. I rated DH at 3 stars, though the layout itself is easily a 4. Sadly, the perennial condition of the greens precludes a 4-star rating. If the new DH management asked me to write an HONEST tag line for their course, it might go something like this: "Play Dauphin Highlands -- A Great Course, Despite All Our Efforts to the Contrary." (Maybe that's why I'm not in advertising...)
From Harrisburg, PA




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